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Prime Minister Imran in Jeddah after paying respect at Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Jeddah after visit to Madina Munawwara on Tuesday night. Deputy Governor Makkah Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Al-Saud at Royal Terminal received the premier at Jeddah Airport. Earlier, on his arrival to Roza-e-Rasool (peace be upon him), the doors of Riazul Jannah were opened especially for the prime minister.  He visited the Holy Prophet (PBUH)'s grave along his delegation and offered Maghrib prayer and Nawafil. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance…

Shaheen Air flight carrying stranded Haj pilgrims reaches home

KARACHI: A Shaheen Air International (SAI) flight carrying 216 Haj pilgrims who were stranded at Madina airport landed in Karachi early Sunday morning.   According to details, the SAI flight (NL-704) brought the Haj pilgrims back home from Madina where they were stranded owing to suspension of the SAI's flight operation. Yesterday, a  spokesperson of the CAA said the airline’s licence had been restored for the purpose of post-Haj operation. He said more than 325 Haj pilgrims had been left stranded in Madina for the…

Rail service linking Makkah and Madina to start operating in September

MADRID: A high-speed railway linking Makkah and Madina in Saudi Arabia, which has been plagued by delays, will finally start operating in September, the Spanish consortium building the project said Thursday. The railway linking Islam's holiest cities, which was initially scheduled to open at the end of 2016, had a cost overrun of 210 million euros which Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay, the Al-Shoula consortium added in a statement. It will begin operating in September with four trains per week, before offering daily…

‘Jannat’ born mid-air on Multan-bound PIA flight

KARACHI: A beautiful baby girl was born during a Pakistan International Airline PIA flight (PK 716) enroute Madina to Multan. "Miracles happen everyday and we had our little miracle today onboard our flight PK 716 from Madina to Multan," said PIA in a statement while celebrating the new life. Watch Video: Baby girl born mid-air on PIA flight The baby girl was named 'Jannat' by the parents on request of the cabin crew. "The parents were over joyed and expressed their gratitude to the cabin crew members who…

Hajj flight operation begins

ISLAMABAD: Hajj flight operation began on Monday as Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) first flight departed with 328 pilgrims on board from Benazir International Airport, Islamabad early Monday morning for Madina, ARY News reported. Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf arrived at the airport to see off the pilgrims. Speaking to media on the occasion, the minister said that comprehensive arrangements have been made in the holy cities of Makkah and Madina to facilitate the pilgrims in the best…